Serco Sodexo Defence Services is the only specialist service in Australia that is a provider for the Australian Defence Force. Our services range from security to the maintenance of facilities, and also include clothing store management. We like to think out of the box and also look at the bigger picture when catering to the needs of the Australian Defence Force. We do this by... View Article

Initiative in Ranges

4 July 2013

The management of live firing field training areas is just one of the many specialist services provided by Serco Sodexo Defence Services on the Defence estate. SSDS manages millions of hectares of military ranges in partnership with Defence and employs qualified managers, operators and clerks at to maintain and manage range bookings, safety coordination, pyrotechnics, small arms and artillery, air support and air space coordination. At the Mount... View Article

Team Commendation

6 June 2013

Star Performers is the SSDS reward and recognition program that recognises the outstanding performances of our individuals and teams. On a Defence base, where no two days are the same, SSDS employees regularly go above and beyond the call of duty to provide the best possible service to our Defence customers.  As well as customer service, our people achieve in the areas of innovation, initiative, health... View Article

The SSDS team from the RAAF Pearce Clothing Store recently had the opportunity to get up close and personal with a Royal Australian Air Force jet, the BAE Hawk. The jet is used in jet conversion training and first strike capability.  This one belongs to the Commanding Officer 79SQN, WGCDR John Young. RAAF Base Pearce is located 35kms north of Perth. It is primarily home to No 2 Flying Training School and... View Article

Exercise CHONG JU

13 May 2013

On 1 May 2013, the Australian Army and the Royal Australian Air Force demonstrated their latest combat weapons to Army officers and invited guests during Exercise CHONG JU at Puckapunyal, Victoria. Exercise CHONG JU was named after a battle in North Korea in 1950 when 3RAR, supported by tanks and artillery, attacked and captured a large North Korean defensive line during their northward advance to... View Article

Red Shirt Friday

7 May 2013

There are many groups, organisations and workplaces around the world that show support for their deployed troops by wearing red on Fridays. In North Queensland, the Hospitality team at Lavarack Barracks is just one of those groups who have decided to wear red.  As a dedicated provider of support services to Australia’s Defence Forces, SSDS people work alongside Australia’s servicemen and women everyday and feel a... View Article

SSDS was recently presented with an Achievement Award from the RAAF Base Townsville Environmental Management System Committee for successfully managing the delivery of the first adaptive re-use refurbishment of a RAAF Base Townsville Heritage Building. As the contractor for maintenance services in North Queensland, SSDS managed the delivery of the refurbishment project in collaboration with Defence Support and Reform Group (DSRG). The heritage listed Chaplaincy Centre contained asbestos... View Article

SSDS Remembers

24 April 2013

As Australia, New Zealand and the world pauses tomorrow to remember the ANZACS and all those who have served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations, so too will SSDS. Working alongside our servicemen and women every day is an honour .  As an integral part of the Defence family and a dedicated support to Australia’s Defence Forces for over 20 years, we treat... View Article

Bidhu Gaghu Program

22 April 2013

In the Shoalhaven region in Southern New South Wales, SSDS recently completed a summer work placement program in partnership with the Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community.  The program is called Bidhu Gaghu which means “Mountain and Sea” symbolising the bringing together of Nowra Hill (HMAS Albatross) and Jervis Bay (HMAS Creswell).  It has been in place for the past two summers where participants are employed on... View Article

Annual Gala Awards

18 February 2013

SSDS held its annual employee reward and recognition gala awards dinner on Saturday night, 16 February. Star Performers is the program that rewards and recognises the many SSDS people who go above and beyond their normal duties every day, taking great pride in themselves and the service they provide to our customers.  At SSDS, we believe that our people are the heart of our business and it... View Article